Cemetery Records with photographs of headstones.

Wheeler Cemetery

(Also known as Poor Farm Cemetery)

Patoka Township

Gibson County, Indiana
Coordinates:     38,29935, -87.53936
Congressional Location:SW-1/4; NW-1/4; SECTION 33; TOWNSHIP 2S; RANGE 10W
Common Directions:

Located 3 miles southeast of Princeton. Located about 1200 feet west of County Road 175E, about 3/10 mile south of the intersection with County Road 350S.  (Limited access.)

Last updated   09 Jul 2018

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Given Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Inscriptions & Notes


Martha Ann

Abt. 1829

23 Jul 1901

Daughter of Henry & Nancy ANDERSON..

Aged:  71 years.

She and parents reported to have been born in Crawford County, Indiana.  Contributed by James Phillips from Certificate of Death information.

No headstone.




2 Jul 1843 

Husband of Elizabeth (WELCH) WHEELER.

Age 90 yrs. 

Note:  Inscription on "older" stone:  "IN MEMORY.OF.JAMES WHEELER who served in the revolutionary war five years & ten months & died the 2nd & buried with the honors of war 4th july 1849.Aged 90 year's"

Note:  Inscription on "newer" stone:  "Buried 4 Jul 1843; Served in the Revolutionary War 5 yrs 10 mos.; Monument dedicated July 4, 1926 by Patriotic organizations of Gibson County."

(See Rev. War Pension application information at bottom of page!)




Deth "Doc" Cicero

abt 1847

31 Aug 1932

His Gibson County Certificate of Death indicates he was 85 years old when he died.

(Note:  Click here to view a copy of a story concerning his death.)

Contributed by Martha Earles.

No headstone.


Morris Edwin "Edward"  "Ed" 

24 Sep 1850

18 Mar 1919

Husband of Emeline (LANE) WITHERALL.  Married 20 Aug 1887, in Pike Co., Indiana.  Son of Elisha B & Mary E (CHAMBERLAIN) WITHERALL.

The following inforamtion was supplied by his great-granddaughter
Brenda Craig, 5 Feb 2010.
"Morris Edwin Witherall is what is on his death certificate. Although
older relatives said his first name was Maurice and they called him Ed.
He married Emeline Lane 20th of Aug 1887 Pike County, Indiana.
On the marriage license his name is Edwin Witherell. They had nine
children around gibson and pike county, Indiana.He was born
24th Sept 1850 in West  Cornwall, Connecticut. He died
18th Mar 1919. at the county infirmary Gibson County, Indiana,
and is buried behind the  poor farm, but does not have a head stone. 
They lived in Patoka, Indiana."


Base of stone(s) found east of the Wheeler enclosure.

      Originally Photographed by Martha Earles on 8 Apr 2008.  Photos retaken 18 Mar 2016.

18 Mar 2016
08 Apr 2008
18 Mar 2016

08 Apr 2008

“Wheeler, James, and wife Elizabeth, Revolutionary pension application no. W-9887, Va. Service, James Wheeler applied 28 July 1818 from Gibson Co., Indiana, stating he was born in March 1758 or 1760.  He enlisted in Buckingham Co.,
Va., in Jan. or Feb. 1776 and served under Capt. Thomas Patterson in Col. Buckner’s Va. Regt.  He was at the Battles of Trenton, Princeton, and at the taking of Burgoyne.  On December 1777 he enlisted in Col. Lee’s Legion of Light Dragoons and was at Guilford.

          Elizabeth Wheeler, aged 80, applied for a pension on 6 September 1843 from Gibson Co., Indiana, and stated she was the widow of James Wheeler who died 2 July 1843.  She married to him on 21 Mar or 21 Jun 1786 in Buckingham Co., Va.  Her maiden name was Elizabeth Welch.  She stated she assisted in providing soldiers with clothing and food.

          John Wheeler and William R. King of Gibson Co., Ind., state on 1 Sept. 1843 that James Wheeler died 2 July 1843.

          James Wheeler was pensioned at $100.00 per annum.  Certificate no. 26713 was issued 2 May 1834, to take effect from 4 March 1831.”


Source:  Genealogical Records of Buckingham County, Virginia, p. 70, By Edythe Johns Ruckey Whitley.

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